Caroline Crane began her long writing career with six award-winning books for young adults. After that came adult novels of mystery and suspense and one nonfiction book, Murder and Mayhem in the Catskills, for The History Press. Her novels have been translated into several languages, and some were book club selections. One, Summer Girl, became a made-for-TV movie starring Kim Darby and Barry Bostwick.
These days Caroline writes for both adults and young adults, and also has some plans for middle-grade fiction. She lives in the rural Catskill area, not far from her daughter and family, and shares a home with her dog and cat.
She wanted to be popular, but not like this.
What happens when a girl gets drunk and helpless at a party? Kelsey Fritz finds out the hard way, thanks to football hero Evan Steffers. Kelsey’s friends rescue her from suicide, and then they themselves are in deadly trouble. Maddie, who used to date Evan, knew he was bad news. She got away from him once, but how can she save herself this time?
A senseless murder. A teenager accused—the body found in his car.
It all happened in Hudson Hills, the town next to Cree Penny’s home of Southbridge. To her it seems remote, until her father comes from his home in Borneo, halfway around the world, to help. The youth who is accused might be a relative. His name is Liam Penny.
Liam insists he’s innocent. Of course. They all do.
Hoping to make friends at her new school, Maddie joins the newspaper staff. Its charismatic editor, Hank Dalbeck, plans a controversial series on the right to die. This causes so much discussion at their weekly meeting that Hank misses his bus home and accepts a ride with Maddie. Before they can leave the parking lot, someone fires a shot through the windshield.
Cree arrives late for her babysitting job to find the mother gone, the older child in a daze, and the baby missing without a trace. The police, the neighborhood searchers, even the FBI can find no clues.